Let me be frank. I am not a very socializing guy in Hubpages. I do read others' articles randomly here and there and now and then. I would not definitely like to scratch someone's back in expectation that I will get some backscratching in return. There could be umpteen Hubbers who might be very good writers but I have never come across them.
I want this discussion for the sake of those people who are really confident that they are good at something. I want them to nominate themselves here for the Hubbie award. People like me will get a chance to go through their articles and consider voting them if we find them quite good at that category.
- Restrict your selves only to two categories maximum and nominate yourself.
I will be glad to see some responses.
CV Ragan thank you for bringing up this topic. I have not been here for years like some hubbers…I did not nominate myself for anything…you are funny…but I must agree that it is a good idea because there is a long list there to research since I really don't know that many people…let me get to the incomplete sentence point…because i am enjoying making these dots…I nominated a few for certain areas…there is a bunch of areas…surely you can pick the best avatar picture or the hubber queen, most helpful…just a couple…By the way CV what is your avatar picture I can not make that out? You know by showing up with this question you might get nominated for something…
I didn't have think we could nominate ourselves even tho It would be a boost to be thought good at something !
No rule against it.
An informal rule was suggested at large to the community by a Hubber and I don't know how many jumped on board with it. But, Hubbers may, indeed, nominate themselves and a number of different Hubbers do so each year.
So, Hubbers, nominate yourself if you deserve it.
Have fun voting!
I've actually voted myself for best avatar, and periodically (like right now) I have been shamelessly plugging myself. I feel a little cheap and dirty for doing it, but I'll get over it if I win a mug.
Um, if you nominate yourself, isn't that a bit like cheating? Just saying. I started a forum thread a couple of days ago for people to post about others they like in general so that people might check them out and get to know them. Not many responses, so I guess everyone has already voted - or are putting their own names in every slot. I guess if we all nominate ourselves then what? we all win something? hmmmmm. I nominate myself for everything then - why play fair? lol.
I am through voting and nonpartisan. By the way I didn't nominate myself… maybe I would have…anyway… don't politicians cast a vote for themselves? If the person really feels they are the best why not? I thought it would probably be against the rules..seems like so many things are nowadays.
I only voted for myself in best avatar, and then I voted for a bunch of other Hubs and Hubbers. I felt a little like a cheat, but I feel that it is about time that the luchador mask and $5 poncho gets some love. But I agree, the whole thing becomes pointless if everyone just votes for themselves in every category. I also missed your forum, if I seen it I would of plugged some other Hubs and Hubbers that I voted for who deserve attention. For example one of my faves Hubs (don't remember the exact title) compared writers to different Star Trek characters and it was by Sharkeye11 (I think I got the name right).
Yeah, well I posed in the nude for my avatar. I challenge you to do that without a mask!
I would, but there is still pending criminal charges from the last time that I did...
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I was thinking one cannot nominate himself in voting.
I started this forum hoping that people will nominate themselves in THIS FORUM so that others who don't know about them (for example, I am really interested in reading people who write good humor) can get a glimpse of them, for consideration of voting officially.
I haven't voted yet myself. The reason is because everyone I think of won the award last year and I think it would be boring if the same people won every year. If some of the new faces aren't on the forums, sometimes you don't even know they exist.
I already submitted my votes. But if someone hasn't voted yet they can feel free to vote me for best avatar (shameless plug!) . If they do, and I win, I would be willing to send them an autograph photo of me holding my mug (is there any rules concerning bribery?)!
All jokes aside, when I was a senior in high school, my best friend and I were both running for one of the class officer positions.
The day of the vote, I voted for her and told her so. She proudly told me that she voted for herself, too!
I couldn't believe not only that she would do such a crass thing, but that she would have the nerve to tell me that she did it!
The friendship died after that...so you guys can just guess what I think about people who vote for themselves!
I guess there's no rule against it, but in my way of thinking, if I'm not good enough to win fair and square, what good is the prize?
Sorry to rain on this parade, and I know you all are having a lot of fun with it, but I am an old lady now and never quite got over the fact that someone I loved and admired would do such a thing.
For online and offline community awards, which can sometimes dissolve to popularity contests, I don't like the social media campaigns involving 'rate my article or post "Up", post it on G+ and Pinterest, etc. and I'll do the same for you' and "vote for me in X category and I'll vote for you in the category you want to win." I avoid these plans, because they comprise an artificial boost like link-sharing. I still vote for most Hubbies, but not in every single category. I then like to laugh with the folks who are having fun with it.
I also see nothing wrong with nominating oneself in a category in which one feels deserving or for voting for oneself in any type of election. Sometimes people may feel that they are the better or more generous person for voting for an opponent, but I think that if one will vote for the opposition, then one should possibly not be running for office at all.
There is nothing wrong with voting for yourself. You want yourself to win...not the other person. US politicians vote for themselves. If you are running for office, why not give yourself that extra vote? Who else would you be voting for?
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